Item D20 - Seymour Smith & Son No. 0 Spoke Shave

In his wonderful book on spoke shaves, the lateTom Lamond wrote about Seymour Smith and the development of his company, Seymour Smith & Son from its early days in Worcester, Mass about 1850, to its move to Sharon, CT from 1856 to 1866, and its final move to Oakville, Ct. in 1866.  When the company first began to make spoke shaves, as early as 1860, its designs were “borrowed” from those created by A. G. Batchelder.  The shave here, the Seymour Smith No. 0 is one of those similar to Batchelder shaves that feature a “T’ bar that hooks behind the frame to tighten the blade.  This example, an early one has retained about 80 percent of its original japanning, an suffers only some light pitting on the front of the blade.  It will work well, but it also works as an early form of a very useful spoke shave.  Good+

Price -  $20.00

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